Lane closures and traffic shifts planned.


Running Aces Casino & Racetrack is a cutting-edge, Las Vegas-style card room with live summer harness horse racing and trout fishing, a full-service restaurant and year-round Simulcast wagering.

The card room has a warm elegance with all of the hottest games. We have Blackjack, Pai Gow, 3- & 4-Card Poker, all limits in Texas Hold’em and more. Running Aces features daily poker tournaments with various buy-ins to accommodate all players.

Trout Air Tavern offers a nostalgic experience and exquisite cuisine with our homemade taste and a variety of options. Fill your appetite every day and enjoy our ALL NEW menu, NEW prices, expanded beer selection, famous Trout Air Recipes and a Sunday Breakfast menu. 

The Trout Air Fishing Experience gives you a true Minnesota experience without all the hassle.  You catch the fish then we will clean and cook it just the way you want it!  No fishing license required, and the fish are always biting. You can enjoy a cold drink or your fresh trout at the new outdoor Pub on the Pond.

You will have the option to take home the fresh fish, have us clean the fish before you take it home, or we will clean and cook it for you; it's up to you!

Running Aces offers entertainment for everyone with monthly comedy shows, BINGO, outdoor concerts and various events throughout the year.

Banquet facilities and catering are available year-round for private events.

The facility is open 24 hours, 7 days a week and always smoke-free. Running Aces is located adjacent to I-35 exit #129 in Columbus, Minnesota, 20 minutes north of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, under 5 minutes from hotels.

Running Aces Casino & Racetrack bans guns on our premises

When you show your Aces Rewards card at one of our three featured hotels, you will save an extra 15% on your stay.

Running Aces Hotel

We are excited to be given the opportunity to offer locals and those visiting the Twin Cities a top-quality entertainment/destination venue. When completed, Running Aces will offer something for everyone: gamers, horse enthusiasts, family and business travelers, and most of all local Twin City residents looking for a fun night or two of entertainment.


AmericInn® of Forest Lake

1291 W. Broadway Ave.
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Toll Free Reservations: 800-396-5007
Front Desk: 651-464-1930

Number of Rooms: 43
Rates: $79–109 (Call for Special Aces Rewards Member Rates)
Distance from Track: Approx. 3 miles
Contact: Ken Bhakta, Manager

Notes: Pool, hot tub, wireless, breakfast

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Forest Lake

1954 Broadway Avenue West
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Reservations: 888-201-1746
Telephone: 651-982-9799

Number of Rooms: 56
Distance from Track: Approx. 3 miles north
Contact: Peter Sackett

Notes: Wireless Internet, Hot Breakfast, Swimming pool, Hot Tub

Hampton Inn & Suites

579 Apollo Drive (west side of 35W at CR 23)
Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Telephone: 763-746-7999

Number of Rooms: 112 rooms – 30 suites
Rates: Call for special rate
Distance from Track: 6 miles

Contact: Barb White, Sales Manager
Notes: Hot continental breakfast, pool, wireless

Tanners Brook Golf Course

Address: 5810 190th St N, Forest Lake, MN 55025

Castlewood Golf Course

Address: 7050 Scandia Trail N, Forest Lake, MN 55025